Elena Letona, leadership from the executive director’s view

December 13, 2007

elena-letona.jpg Elena Letona (Executive Director, Centro Presente, Inc.) discusses leadership from the executive director’s view. With equal parts of dedication and savvy, Elena leads Centro Presente, Inc., a member-driven, statewide organization, in its efforts to achieve the self-determination of the Central and Latin American immigrant communities of Massachusetts. She is also a founding member of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, and executive committee member of the Salvadoran-American National Network. Elena has received numerous awards including the 2006 “Drylongso Award” that recognizes “outstanding individuals for their work challenging structural racism and working to build a just society” and a 2007 award from the Hispanic National Bar Association “for her outstanding contribution to New England’s Hispanic community.” She is a 2005 Barr fellow.

Recorded at the 2007 Nonprofit Workout Luncheon Plenary, “Leadership: A Shared Responsibility.” Introduction by Deb Linnell (Mission Effectiveness Program Director, Third Sector New England), session moderated by Karen Gaskins Jones (Principal, JLH Associates).

Listen to the interview (10:20):

or Download (10:20, MP3, 7.1MB)

Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/power_from_constituents.

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